Devotionals are short essays written by GSLC members and staff that explore the ways the Holy Spirit works within our every day lives.  There are several ways we invite you to use these devotionals:

  • Make them a part of a prayer practice - read a devotion and consider the ways that Christ has worked similarly in your life or works in unexpected ways.
  • Make them a part of a journaling practice - read a devotion and journal about what the Holy Spirit is stirring in you as you reflect on the essay.
  • Use them as a reminder that God works in all things, the bad and the good.

With over 400 available devotions, you can use these daily, weekly, or monthly.  It's up to you!  We just hope that by reading these inspiring stories provided by Good Shepherd's flock you are able to better see where Jesus is present in all things!  Thank you to all of our members that have provided devotionals throughout the past couple of years!

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

by Kirsten Ruggiero

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.

Mark 12:30

As the 2020 year began to unfold, I found I had not only the COVID-19 challenges to deal with, but a serious health issue as well.  I have always felt I had a strong sense of faith in many ways, but it was undoubtedly tested last year.  Many times during the course of the year, I wondered why?  Why is all of this happening?  Why is all of this happening at one time?  Fortunately, I had Good Shepherd in my life, which gave me many positive outlets.

As Good Shepherd continued to expand its services to offering many different aspects of church online, I began to enhance my relationship with God in several ways.  I found the Daily Devotions to be very helpful.  I looked forward to reading them each day during the week and really enjoyed learning about the special things God can do.  In the readings each day, I learned more and more about how God is always present in our daily lives and how He often works in mysterious ways.  Reading the Daily Devotions has definitely strengthened my relationship with God, in many, many ways.

Having access to attending a church service every Sunday online has also been very beneficial to enhancing my relationship with God.  It’s been very comforting, to be able to continue with the tradition of attending Church on Sundays as a family, even though it’s in a different setting.  If it had it been a normal year, I probably would not have been able to attend as many services.

Experiencing the power of prayer has also enhanced my relationship with God.  I’m so grateful to have God as a significant part of my life.  All the additional prayers have definitely made a difference in my life and have truly glorified the influence of God and His almighty powers.

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Ann Pfeiffer Walker

Thank you for sharing Kirsten! Sending lots of good energy your way and know you have been in my prayers

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